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Budget Friendly Affordable Economical Destin FL Beach Condo Vacation Rental Home in Destin

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vacation rental description

Let's face it, family vacation rentals in Destin Florida are not cheap. During peak summer rental seasons, you can expect to pay upwards of $2000 per week for a one bedroom condo that is directly on the beach. Here at 'Blu By You' we strive to offer affordable options for small families and couples who want to enjoy all that Destin has to offer without breaking the bank.

'Blu By You' is a clean, updated, well appointed, spacious alternative to a hotel room. We offer secure WiFi in our unit. Our little vacation space is full of value. Complete with a fully stocked kitchen, laundry facilities, room to stretch out in multiple living areas with adequate seating, not just a bed. With two tv viewing areas, the kids can enjoy their evening tv downtime while the adults sit out on the back patio by the lake and unwind, or unwind in bed with a tv of their own. This makes it the perfect Destin vacation deal!

'Blu By You' is a budget friendly Destin Beach Vacation Condo Rental. It is a one bedroom, one bathroom first floor unit that sits on the lake. Parking is at the unit and is only steps from your front door no long walks through parking garages or elevators. Newly remodeled in January 2014 with all of the amenities and comforts of home.

You are steps away from water, no matter where you turn! From the beautiful powder soft sand beaches that Destin is known for, the resorts stocked fishing and turtle pond, or one of the 3 swimming pools available to all guests, you are sure to have plenty of water fun on your next family vacation.

'Blu By You' is in the heart of Destin, it is close to many of Destin's popular attractions and within walking distance if you choose, however, most people drive to many of Destin's family attractions.

If you have never visited Destin or the Gulf Coast Area, you are in for a treat. Destin is not like the Jersey Shore area with boardwalks. Although you can surely walk around Destin, you are selling yourself short and not taking advantage of all that the Gulf Coast has to offer if you do not get in your car and explore the area. You can drive 20 miles towards Panama Beach and visit two other great State Parks, Grayton Beach or TopSail Beach State Park. In the other direction towards Pensacola, you can visit Navarre Beach and the Gulf Islands National Seashore which was ranked #3 2013 Best Beaches in the United States! Again get a glimps of nature in its most beautiful and unspoiled state.

'Blu By You' is next door to Destin's only water and amusement park 'Big Kahuna's'. Voted one of the Best Waterparks in America by the Travel Channel! With more than 40 Water attractions and an Adventure Park, Big Kahuna's offers something for every member of the family. You can't do it all in just one day! Parking is not free, why not save the cost and walk?

We are also within walking distance to 'The Track' Family Fun and Recreation Center, which includes bumper rides, go karts, mini golf, and more.

'Blu By You' is near all of the great shopping that Destin has to offer. The Commons, Destin's premier outdoor mall is 3 miles away. Right next to Bass Pro Shops! Not even 8 miles away is Destin's outlet shopping center 'Silver Sands'. Walmart Supercenter is only a mile away. Under 5 miles away is the Harbor Walk Village.

Henderson Beach State Park is 1 mile away and for $6 per car your family can enjoy 6000 feet of nearly deserted sugary white sand and emerald green waters with covered picnic areas, air conditioned bathrooms, outdoor showers, playgrounds, abundant parking and hiking trails. This is Destin's best kept secret. Tucked away between hotel and condo high rises and beach chair and umbrella rainbows, is a pristine place along one of the most picturesque stretches of Florida’s Panhandle coastline. Get a glimpse of what Destin and the Gulf shores looked like before development. Pack a picnic lunch, a good book, and enjoy the most peaceful day you and your family will have in Destin. My first ever view of the Spectacular Destin Beaches was from the boardwalk of this hidden gem. I have been in love ever since. The park is open 365 days per year from 8:00 am to sundown. Their phone number is 850-837-7550.

Every Thursday during the summer, yes that is EVERY Thursday, you can watch a spectacular fireworks display at the Harbor Walk Marina. These are FREE, you can choose to see them from the marina or drive over the bridge leading to Ft Walton and at the end of the bridge is a parking lot where you can view them from a blanket or chair. Get there early, since this is so popular you will want to get a great spot. The fireworks are literally right above your head!

Have teenagers between the ages of 13 and 17? Do you worry that they will not have anything to do at night, when the sun goes down? Fudpuckers has a Teen Night all summer long, Mon-Thurs from 10:00 pm to 1:00 am. This is a monitored event, see their website for details. Price is $15 and includes a soft drink. Teen Night runs from June 3-Aug 8.

Fudpucker's also has an alligator exhibit called Gator Beach where they have 100 live alligators. You do not have to eat at Fudpuckers to enjoy Gator Beach, it is a FREE exhibit and this year they have an albino alligator, one of only 50 in the US! Her name is Pearl. You can even feed the alligators with a special pole.

FREE movies are shown outdoors, reminiscent of the old drive in days. You can see these FREE moves twice per month from mid April through Dec on Saturday nights. Once this years calendar is published, I will post it here, check back for updates. The location is about 15 minutes from the condo, in Fort Walton on the lawn of a shopping plaza known as Uptown Station on the Emerald Coast’s only giant 30? inflatable movie screen, which is put up in front of the Flag Pole in Central Park. They have a great sound system, and in some movies you can feel the ground vibrate!. Address is 99 Eglin Parkway NE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548,

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Last modified on 08-28-2014 at 4:50 PM.

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condo rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • condo
    • floor area 800 sq. ft.
    • floor 1
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Location Type
    • lakefront
      • First Floor lakefront property, no stairs to climb.
    • waterfront
      • Just steps from water no matter where you turn.
  • Theme
    • adventure
    • budget
    • family
    • romantic
    • sports & activities
    • tourist attractions
  • General
    • parking
      • Ample parking at unit. No large parking garages or long walks or stairs to climb.
    • internet
      • wireless
    • towels provided
      • plenty of towels, beach towels included as well.
    • linens provided
      • luxurious high thread count sheets and bedding.
    • air conditioning
    • heating
    • washing machine
      • Laundry facilities located in condo community laundry room.
    • clothes dryer
      • Laundry facilities located in condo community laundry room.
    • living room
    • hair dryer
    • iron & board
  • Kitchen
    • dishwasher
      • No dishes to hand wash here.
    • coffee maker
      • filters provided
    • toaster
      • 4 slice
    • dishes & utensils
      • Plenty of dishes & utensils
    • kitchen
      • Everything you could possibly need to cook meals.
    • refrigerator
    • stove
    • oven
    • microwave
  • Dining
    • dining
      • full size dining table for 4.
    • dining area
  • Pool / Spa
    • communal pool
      • 3 swimming pools for guest use.
  • Bathrooms
    • 1 bathroom
    • bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bedrooms
    • 1 bedroom, sleeps 4, beds for 4
    • bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Will Sleep 2 Adults and 2 children comfortably
      • One Bedroom with comfortable queen bed.
  • Entertainment
    • satellite / cable
    • television
      • 2 flat screen televisions. 42' in living area and 27' in bedroom.
    • dvd player
      • blue ray in living area, dvd player in bedroom
    • video library
      • a few dvd's are available for rainy days or nights in.
  • Outside
    • tennis
      • Tennis courts on property.
    • deck / patio
      • patio with table and chairs.
    • outdoor grill
      • charcoal grill outside of unit.
  • Suitability
    • minimum age limit for renters
      • Must be 25 years old to rent. Age verification required at booking.
    • long-term renters welcome
    • wheelchair inaccessible
    • pets not allowed
    • children welcome
      • The kids will love feeding the turtles or fishing in the lake.
    • non smoking only
      • smoking outside only, security deposit will not be refunded if smoking is detected after your stay in condo.
  • Notes
    • Beach chairs, beach towels, cooler, beach umbrella, and beach cart available in unit to all guests at no additional charge. Our condo was fully renovated in January 2014. We wanted our guests to enjoy Destin FL as much as we do, without breaking the bank. Although our unit is not 'right on the beach', you will find that there are plenty of ways to enjoy all that Destin has to offer with a little effort. The most beautiful beach that you will experience in Destin is located less than a mile away. Destin's best kept secret is Henderson Beach State Park. For $6 PER CAR, you will be transformed back in time to what the Emerald Coast looked like before development. Sand dunes and sea grass will surround you on a beach that is not overran by rows of beach chairs or umbrellas. You can have the pick of your own little slice of heaven where you can park your car securely and be only steps away from an all day adventure where you and your family can stay from sun up to sundown.

activities and attractions in Destin Gulf Coast North

  • Attractions
    • churches
    • library
    • marina
    • playground
    • water parks
    • theme parks
    • restaurants
    • cinemas
    • museums
  • Leisure Activities
    • beachcombing
    • bird watching
    • outlet shopping
    • paddle boating
    • scenic drives
    • walking
    • shopping
    • sight seeing
    • boating
    • shelling
    • wildlife viewing
    • miniature golf
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • deepsea fishing
    • freshwater fishing
    • pier fishing
    • scuba diving or snorkeling
    • snorkeling
    • sound/bay fishing
    • surf fishing
    • water tubing
    • golf
    • tennis
    • kayaking
    • sailing
    • water skiing
    • parasailing
    • jet skiing
    • swimming
    • snorkeling/diving
    • surfing
    • wind-surfing
    • cycling
    • hiking
    • fishing

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vacation rental rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:

Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
Early Fall
Sep 5 2014 - Sep 8 2014
3 nights
Late Fall
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 nights
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
3 nights
Spring Break
Mar 1 2015 - May 22 2015
3 nights
Early Summer
May 23 2015 - Jun 26 2015
3 nights
High Summer
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 31 2015
3 nights
Late Summer
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 28 2015
3 nights
Early Fall
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 25 2015
3 nights
Sep 26 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 nights
Winter Low
Nov 1 2015 - Mar 1 2016
60 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Processing Fee $30
Refundable Damage Deposit $200
Checkout Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 12.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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traveler reviews for this destin condo rental

Very comfortable

Review submitted: August 18, 2014   Date of arrival: August 4, 2014

We enjoyed our stay very much! The property was very clean, quiet, and well maintained! We were very pleased with the location being just a short drive from the beach, shops, and restaurants!

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


Amazing 4th of July in Destin

Review submitted: July 31, 2014   Date of arrival: June 28, 2014

We stayed here at the condo for a full week. When we arrived it was very clean and the location is sooo perfect and quiet! The condo did smell a bit like smoke but nothing a candle can't fix. We just had one lite while we were actually in the condo. This condo was great for two, fully stocked for EVERYTHING you could need with great storage. And it is fully redone so nicely. I would definitely recommend this to any pair of two. And we will be staying again. Lori was great and very easy to deal with. LOVED IT!! Wish we were still there.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, girls getaway, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 1 / 2


For the money, good find

Review submitted: June 26, 2014   Date of arrival: June 15, 2014

Upon arrival, the unit smelled of smoke. This is suppose to be a non smoking unit. We were rather displeased with this aspect of the unit. It left our bags, clothes, pretty much everything smelling this way. Not to mention the health risks this could bring. The stay itself went rather well. It was convenient to all locations we wanted to eat at, and visit. It was newly updated and clean for the most part as it says. We did find a few misplaced hairs leftover, and a shower curtain that is about three months over due for a new one. Bed was very comfortable and the kitchen was very very nice. I would recommend this unit with a few changes to the cleanliness. Then and only then would we return and stay.

Owners response: The condo is advertised as smoke and pet free. We hope that every guest acknowledges and honors this request, however, unless we stay in the unit with each guest, there is no way to guarantee or monitor it, however we will withhold security deposits for smoking or pets. Our many 5 star reviews are a tribute to our past guests who place great merit and appreciation in our vacation rental.

Helpful votes: 1 / 2


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This vacation rental has been listed since 01/28/2014.